How photographer Landon Nordeman captures New York

Written by CNN staffNew York

For photographer Landon Nordeman, finding beauty in everyday life is a full time job. So it's no surprise that his hometown of New York offers an endless source of creative and personal inspiration.

"I love people and I like to see out on the street a gesture, a flash of color, the way someone leans against a bus stop or an umbrella that opens and passes you," he said. "It's just these little moments of daily life that happen in New York that somehow I'm forever intoxicated with."

During his career, Nordeman – a regular contributor to the New York Times, Time and Vanity Fair – shot A-list celebrities at the Met Gala, a fashion show at the New York Fashion Week, Barclays Center. However, he insists that inspiration can be found even in the most intense and accessible areas of the city – tourists are doomed.

"When you're in downtown, you just see all of New York City walking, so I think that's the best place for people to watch," he said.

"If I'm in Midtown, if I take pictures, then I'll stay and find a corner that has the light or something, something I'm just in agreement with, and then I just want to stay there and kind of watch this parade come through."

Watch the video above to find out more about Nordeman's love for New York.